U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen
Aguadilla Pueblo, PR 603 (787) 890-8400
Operations Duty Officer (ODO): (787) 890-8414
External Affairs: (305) 953-2346
The United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen is the direct descendant of the former Coast Guard Air Station San Juan, which was located at the former U.S. Naval Air Station Isla Grande. In November 1971, the Air Station relocated to its present location at what was then Ramey Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-52 bomber and KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft base in Aguadilla, and became known as Coast Guard Air Station Puerto Rico. Two years later the United States Air Force discontinued its operation at Ramey AFB, turning the facilities over to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Navy. The Coast Guard assumed the host role in July 1976, when the Navy vacated the station. It was then that the unit was designated Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen. The Air Station originally utilized three HU-16E Albatross amphibious seaplanes and two HH-52A Seaguard helicopters to affect its search and rescue missions. In March 1973, three HH-3F Pelican helicopters replaced these aircraft.
The need for increased range for law enforcement and search and rescue resulted in the addition of four HU-25A Falcon jets to the Air Station’s inventory in late 1983 and early 1984. In 1985, four new HH-65A Dolphin short-range rescue helicopters replaced the three HH-3F Pelicans, giving the Air Station a shipboard deployment capability. The HU-25A Falcons were replaced in 1987 by three HC-130H Hercules aircraft that provided long-range search and surveillance capability until their departure in June 1996. Due to the increased tempo of operations in the Caribbean, the Air Station again added four HU-25A Falcons to the inventory from July 1999 until September 2001. The Air Station currently operates with HH-65C Dolphin helicopters while also supporting a variety of other forward-deployed aircraft.
Gate and Hours
-The gates are opened for use from 0600-2200 daily. If they are not opened, please contact the OOD or Duty Security for more information.
-The codes are to be used only by residents and personnel approved by the Command. Security is not authorized to approve special requests.
-If you find the gate opened, please immediately notify the OOD or Duty Security. Do not leave an opened gate unattended.
-The security office is the ONLY place to get the code. Everyone will receive a brief and sign the log acknowledging that they received it.
-Do not share the code with anyone, regardless if they are authorized. Again, the security office is the only place to get the code.
-Guests may accompany the sponsor through the gate after they are registered with the main gate. All guests must first enter through the main gate for accountability purposes. Do not introduce guests to the base through either survivor beach or the pedestrian gate.
American Red Cross
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USAA Auto Insurance
USAA PCS/Deployment Guides
Las Cascadas Water Park
Km 126.4, PR-2,
Aguadilla Pueblo, 00603, Puerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Light
Ave Borinquen, Borinquen,
Aguadilla 00603, Puerto Rico
Calle José de Diego, Aguadilla Pueblo,
Aguadilla 00603, Puerto Rico
Balneario Pico de Piedra
Aguada, 00602, Puerto Rico
Borínquen Ave, Aguadilla Pueblo,
Aguadilla 00603, Puerto Rico
Museo del Mundillo
243, 211 Cll José Celso Barbosa,
Moca, 00676, Puerto Rico
Cruz de Colón
Aguada 00602, Puerto Rico
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